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KH Guardian is the First Alkalinity Controller to go on sale

Alkalinity controllers have been bubbling into reality for most of this year and it seems like we can finally look forward to the first commercially made unit. CoralVue has just posted a pre-sale page for the first 100 units of…

Trophy Aquarium Fish From The Aquatic Experience

Aquarium fish competitions have been a mainstay of the freshwater aquarium hobby for generations. A long culture of fish breeding as the culmination of being a good freshwater aquarist has resulted in many annual aquariums competitions throughout the year, all over…

Top 10 Most Expensive Aquarium Fish (Video)

If there’s one thing that Reef Builders has become known for during our career of writing about aquarium topics, is having the pulse on all the rarest, and most expensive, fish in the aquarium hobby. These range from the tiniest…

Amazing First Pictures of Helfrich Firefish Hybrid (Updated w/ Video)

Dartfish hold a very special place in our reefing hearts, and none more so than the magnificent firefish. We absolutely adore the Nemateleotris firefish species, so we definitely perked up when we came across this incredibly rare firefish hybrid.  The regular and…

Showing Some Love For Local Fishstores On Small Business Saturday

Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a relatively new commercial holiday called Small Business Saturday. For the last several years we’ve made an appointment with our Local Fish Stores on this Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year we documented our…

Video Tour Of ReefAPalooza’s Best Corals

Last weekend we wrapped up the last major reef aquarium event of the year at ReefAPalooza in southern California. These reefing events are fun for a number of reasons, but one of the biggest draws by far is how many…

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Film Is The Most Important Aquarium Video You’ll See All Year

It’s been a long time coming but the aquarium hobby finally has an informative video that tells our side of the story. The aquarium hobby, and especially the aquarium fishery in Hawaii, is under constant fire by detractors who have a…

The Amazing Reef Tanks of Italy

As I have mentioned numerous times in the past, I consider myself to be a lucky person. And one of the ways this luck has manifested itself, is that I have been fortunate to get to see one of my…

First Sustainable Acropora spathulata Now Available from Bali Aquarium

Bali Aquarium has just come out with an Indonesian strain of Green Apple Acropora spathulata. After a collecting trip in central Indonesia last year, three fragments were collected out of the first ever colony of this species discovered in Indonesia. This…

Eco-Lamps Spectra SP200 Is A Worthy Next Generation Reef Light

The Spectra SP200 is an exciting new LED reef aquarium light which brings with it a full suite of next generation features. Wireless control, tons of blue colors, plenty of control channels and a built-in color LCD display are all…